Load Control

A Methodology for Robust Load Reduction in Wind Turbine Blades Using Flow Control Devices

Decades of wind turbine research, development and installation have demonstrated reductions in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) resulting from turbines with larger rotor diameters and increased hub heights. Further reductions in LCOE by up-scaling …

Aero-Structural Design For a 3.4 MW Wind Turbine Using Plasma Actuator Based Load Control

The last few decades have seen a significant growth in wind turbine size and capacity. Due to larger rotors, blades experience higher loads and larger load fluctuations due to wind shear and turbulence. Reducing these extreme and fatigue loads of …

Active Aerodynamic Load Control for Wind Turbines

Funded by ARPA-e OPEN 2018 program